Mayo Clinic is hosting its inaugural Young Investigator Research Symposium on Sunday and Monday, March 28-29, 2010.
The event is designed to provide residents and fellows, postdoctoral fellows, students and junior faculty with opportunities to learn more about the conduct of basic and clinical research. A variety of subjects related to research and academic development will be addressed by experts in the field. Participants were invited to present their research work at the poster session. The symposium provides outstanding opportunities for research career development in a friendly, constructive environment.
Session topics include:
- Accelerating Bench to Bedside Product Development
- Research Careers, Academia/Industry
- How to Start a Clinical Research Career
- Patent Law and Intellectual Property
- Starting Your Own Research Lab
- The Grant Game at the National Institutes of Health
- Work Life Balance
- Manuscript Writing
- Presentation Skills for Physicians and Researchers
- Bench to Bedside - Clinical Perspectives
- Preparing Yourself for Research
- Research in the Information Age
- Individualized Medicine
The conference will close with a Keynote from Bruce Alberts, Ph.D., from the University of California San Francisco, entitled "Biology Past & Biology Future: Where Have We Been & Where are We Going?"
Leah Villegas, Ph.D., chair of the steering committee for the symposium, describes anticipated highlights of the event, including the opportunity for participants to present their research in a Sunday afternoon poster session: